CHAPTER NO. 923

SENATE BILL NO. 26

By Atchley, Womack, McNally, Davis

Substituted for: House Bill No. 207

By Ritchie, Davidson, Pinion

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapters 7, 8, and 9, relative to higher education.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, is amended by adding the following new section:

Section ___. (a) The University of Tennessee is expressly authorized to lease employees to any nonprofit corporation created under Tennessee law for the purpose of operating a hospital and with which the university is affiliated through its medical education programs. Employees leased under the authority of this section shall remain eligible for all university benefits for which they are otherwise eligible and shall be subject to termination, layoff, suspension, or demotion only in accordance with university personnel policies and procedures.

(b) An agreement for the lease of employees under the authority of subsection (a) shall be subject to the prior approval of the Attorney General and Reporter as to form and legality.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: April 28, 1998

APPROVED this 11th day of May 1998